FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 51-Interview with Tim Haidar
On Monday, June 29, 2015, the Canadian government expanded its economic sanctions against Russia and the Crimea region of the Ukraine. Three additional individuals and 14 entities were added to the list under the Special...more
Signaling increased tensions with Russia regarding its alleged intervention in eastern Ukraine, the European Union on June 19 and 22, 2015, took action extending sanctions targeting Russia and Crimea, including measures that...more
The spring and summer of 2014 saw the United States and European Union impose a range of sanctions relating to Ukraine and Russia in response to the series of events leading to the fall of the Yanukovyich government in...more
On 19 June 2015, the EU Council decided to extend until 23 June 2016 the EU sanctions against Crimea/Sevastopol imposed in June 2014 in response to the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol.
On 22 June 2015, the EU...more
Since the outbreak of the Ukraine crisis, the United States and the European Union have sought to align their sanctions responses against Russia. Indeed, this trans-Atlantic bid to leverage economic costs on Russia in...more
According to the information published on the official web-site of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, the State Property Fund of Ukraine and the Fund for...more
Cancellation of the Military Tax on Currency Exchange Transactions -
On 12 May 2015 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine in Respect of the Military Tax” which...more
On June 4, 2015, the Ukrainian parliament adopted Draft Law on Introduction of Changes to Certain Laws of Ukraine with respect to Securing Competitive Conditions for Production of Electricity from Alternative Energy Sources,...more
FEDERAL RESERVE ORDERS TWO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO IMPROVE BSA/AML COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS -
On June 1, a Boston-based international financial services holding company and its banking subsidiary agreed to improve...more
New Resolutions No. 354 and No. 355 of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (“NBU”) dated 3 June 2015 enter into force as of 4 June 2015.
Resolution No. 354 was adopted to replace the earlier “anti-crisis”...more
Welcome to the May 2015 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month on the anticorruption front, a German engineering firm tests Brazil's recently implemented anticorruption...more
The major trade issue is Trade Promotion Authority (“TPA”) and the Trans Pacific Partnership.
On May 22, 2015, after another close cloture vote, the TPA bill passed the Senate by a majority vote of 62 to 37 votes. The...more
As we have already informed, on 25 May 2015 the deadline for Ukrainian legal entities to submit information on their ultimate beneficial owners was expected to expire. However, due to the fact that a large number of companies...more
On 12 May 2015, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted Resolution No. 271 “On Conducting a Transparent and Competitive Privatization in 2015” (the “Resolution”), which approved the list of more than 300 State-owned...more
It has now been over a year since the United States and the European Union began imposing sanctions on Russian and Ukrainian individuals and entities in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The sanctions have major...more
The deadline for the submission of information on beneficial owners of Ukrainian companies registered before 25 November 2014 expires on 25 May 2015.
As we have already informed, on 14 October 2014 the Verkhovna Rada...more
Президент України підписав закон № 289-VIII...more
The President of Ukraine has signed Law No. 289-VIII “On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of Ukraine relating to Investors’ Rights Protection” (the “Law”) aimed at deregulating the economic activities of joint-stock...more
Generally my second digest focuses heavily on FCPA compliance-related news, but so many interesting stories took place in April that I just really couldn’t limit myself. The FCPA news stories are right up front, but read on...more
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